‘I can’t stop thinking about this viral theory about millennial ageing.’

Perhaps it’s because Botox and fillers have become the norm on our venture to freeze time.

Perhaps it’s because our obsession with being young has got a bit out of control. Magazine culture has morphed into social media comparison.

I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I will admit I am glad I don’t look as ‘old’ as the Costanzas and Homer Simpsons from my youth and Chris’s video made me feel better about myself. It allowed me to take the pressure of a bit. Yes, dammit, I do look good for my age!

But I am sad that we’ve somewhat demonised aging. That millennials are on a constant quest to stop time. We’ve become so good at it, we now expect people in their 30s, 40s and even 50s to look like they’re 25. 

Millennials truly have set a new standard of aging. For better or worse. 

Frown lines and wrinkles and bald patches aren’t the enemy. We’re all so focused on vanity, that we forget how much of a bloody privilege it is to keep blowing out more and more candles on our birthday cake every year. 

I hope you, like me, feel a little less self-critical after watching Chris’s video. 

You look great, millennial! Take the pressure off.

Feature image: @bautistud.

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